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  • Navy Commander Who Interrogated 9/11 Terrorist Mastermind KSM Found Murdered

    03/03/2014 4:21:26 AM PST · by La Lydia · 86 replies
    Conservative refocus ^ | March 3, 2013 | Barry Secrest
    ORANGE PARK, FLA. — The death of a Navy commander found in a room at the Astoria Hotel on Feb. 12 was ruled a homicide, the Orange Park Police Department announced Wednesday. The Jacksonville Medical Examiner's Office made the ruling on Feb. 13 in the death of Cmdr. Alphonso Doss, 44, of Pensacola, according to the release from the OPPD. Doss' manner of death is not being released at this time while the OPPD and the Clay County Sheriff's Office investigate. Doss reported to Naval Education and Training Command in Nov. 2011, according to the Navy. While in Jacksonville, he...
  • Muslim fanatics guilty of brutal British soldier murder

    12/19/2013 6:44:00 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    AFP ^ | December 19, 2013
    London (AFP) - Two Muslim extremists were on Thursday found guilty of the gruesome murder of a British soldier in broad daylight on a London street. Michael Adebolajo, 29, and Michael Adebowale, 22, hacked to death soldier Lee Rigby as he walked back to his barracks in Woolwich, southeast London, in May.
  • Morsi Trial Expected to expose Obama’s ties to Muslim Brotherhood

    10/31/2013 12:21:38 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 80 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10-31-2013 | Ali Al Shamoby
    Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s trial begins on Monday November 4th, (Valentine’s day in Egypt), and intel rumors are rife that the trial will prove President Barack Obama’s ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. If former Chief of Egyptian Intelligence Murad Muwafi, can prove Morsi’s agreement to the presence of terrorists in Egypt and providing them with protection, he will be executed for the crime of high treason.
  • [LI] Brentwood man Marcos Alonso Zea pleads not guilty to terror charges (AQAP)

    10/19/2013 4:18:31 AM PDT · by markomalley
    Newsday ^ | 10/18/2013 | ROBERT E. KESSLER AND BART JONES
    A Brentwood man was arrested Friday by FBI agents for attempting to join a branch of al-Qaida in Yemen, as well as for conspiring with a previously arrested Babylon man to wage "violent jihad," officials said. Marcos Alonso Zea, 25, pleaded not guilty in federal court in Central Islip to a five-count indictment accusing him of conspiracy to commit murder in a foreign country, and attempting to provide material support to terrorists. The other three counts, to which Zea also pleaded not guilty, involved obstruction of justice and attempted obstruction of justice in an effort to conceal his terrorist activities,...
  • Army Vet Fighting In Syria Gets Plea Deal [fighting as jihadi]

    09/21/2013 3:52:06 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    AP ^ | 9/20/2013
    An Army veteran accused of fighting alongside an al-Qaida-affiliated group of Syrian rebels has been released from jail following a secret plea deal. Eric Harroun, 31, of Phoenix, had been charged with providing material support to a terrorist group and faced up to life in prison. But under a plea agreement entered Thursday in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Harroun pleaded guilty to an obscure law regulating export of munitions. He was sentenced to time served. He had been jailed since returning to the U.S. in March. Prosecutors first accused Harroun of fighting alongside the terrorist group Jabhat al-Nusra, one...
  • Democrats Tap Radical Islamists for Cash

    11/02/2012 10:11:54 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies
    Right Side News ^ | Nov. 2, 2012 | Steven Emerson and John Rossomando
    The Investigative Project on Terrorism has learned that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi headlined a Democratic Party fundraiser with leaders of Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood front groups in May of this year. The invitation-only fundraiser was sponsored by Reps. Keith Ellison, D-Minn.; Andre Carson, D-Ind.; and Steve Israel, D-N.Y., chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and took place on the evening of May 16, 2012, at the W Hotel in Washington D.C. In attendance were about 20 members of a Syrian dissident group and 10 officials representing Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas front groups. Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)...
  • Breaking Report: FBI Was ‘Shocked’ to See Judge ‘Waltz’ in and Give Tsarnaev Miranda Rights

    04/25/2013 10:18:33 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 48 replies
    Gateway Pundit | April 25, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    FOX News afternoon host Megyn Kelly broke the news this morning that – FBI agents were “shocked” to see a judge “waltz in” and read Dzhokhar Tsarnaev his Miranda rights this week. According to Kelly, Dzhokhar was giving the agents crucial information before the judge, at the request of the Obama Administration, put a stop to it. Regular viewers of Fox News are used to seeing popular host Megyn Kelly on their televisions every afternoon, but on Thursday morning Kelly made a special appearance during the morning to break some surprising information: according to her sources, the FBI was “shocked”...
  • Carney: Boston Bombing Suspect Will Not Be Charged As Enemy Combatant

    04/22/2013 2:54:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    RealClearPolitics Video ^ | April 22, 2013
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) White House press secretary Jay Carney says Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will not be charged as an enemy combatant but instead face trial in a federal court. JAY CARNEY: He will not be treated as an enemy combatant. We will prosecute this terrorist through our civilian system of justice. Under U.S. law, United States citizens cannot be tried in military commissions. And it is important to remember that since 9/11 we have used the federal court system to convict and incarcerate hundreds of terrorists. The effective use of the criminal justice system has resulted in the interrogation,...
  • Defense attorney: Saving Boston Marathon bomber's life is goal

    04/22/2013 3:13:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    KIRO-FM Radio ^ | April 22, 2013 | Josh Kerns
    A top defense attorney says the goal of any lawyer representing the Boston Marathon bombing suspect won't be to get him off, but simply to save his life. "There doesn't seem to be a lot of questions as to factual guilt, at least from what you read in the newspaper and has been all over the TV," Thomas Anthony Durkin, a former United States Attorney whose work has included defending an associate of the 9/11 terrorists, told The Luke Burbank Show. Federal prosecutors charged bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, in his hospital room Monday with using a weapon of mass...
  • Boston mayor says authorities may never question bomb suspect

    04/21/2013 9:46:51 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 79 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 21, 2013 | Doina Chiacu and Susan Cornwell
    Boston Mayor Tom Menino said on Sunday authorities may never be able to question the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, who lies seriously injured and unable to speak after eluding police for 24 hours.
  • Lindsey Graham: ‘Enemy combatant’ (In Spades!!!)

    04/20/2013 12:55:08 PM PDT · by yoe · 361 replies
    Politico ^ | April 20, 2013 | KATIE GLUECK
    Several Republican lawmakers are calling for the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings to be tried as an enemy combatant, rather than as an ordinary criminal. “It is clear the events we have seen over the past few days in Boston were an attempt to kill American citizens and terrorize a major American city,” read a Saturday statement from Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), John McCain (R-Ariz.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.). “The accused perpetrators of these acts were not common criminals attempting to profit from a criminal enterprise, but terrorists trying to injure, maim, and kill...
  • The Deadly Disgrace of Obama's Pro-Terrorist Lawyers

    10/12/2012 1:35:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2012 | Michelle Malik
    October 12 marks the 12th anniversary of the bombing of the USS Cole. The grim milestone comes as President Obama faces mounting questions about his administration's dereliction of duty during the murderous attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya. And it comes just a day after resurgent al-Qaida thugs pulled off the drive-by assassination of a top Yemeni security official who worked at the U.S. embassy in Sanaa. These are not "bumps in the road." These are gravesites on the blood-spattered path to surrender. Seventeen U.S. sailors died in the brutal suicide attack on the guided Navy missile destroyer as...
  • Vanishing files delay Guantanamo hearings in 9/11 case

    04/17/2013 7:36:31 PM PDT · by haffast · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4-17-2013 | Jane Sutton
    MIAMI (Reuters) - Guantanamo war crimes prosecutions of five prisoners charged with plotting the September 11 hijacked planes attacks will be delayed by two months because of lost files caused by Pentagon computer problems, U.S. military officials said on Wednesday. A weeklong pretrial hearing had been set to begin on Monday in the death penalty case against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the accused mastermind of the attacks, and four alleged co-conspirators. The judge overseeing the case postponed the hearing until June 17 at the request of defense lawyers who said three to four weeks' worth of their confidential work files had...
  • Blowing Smoke at Terrorists

    08/26/2009 3:07:55 PM PDT · by Species8472 · 11 replies · 929+ views
    CNS News ^ | August 26, 2009 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri, according to the 9-11 commission report, was the mastermind of the Oct. 12, 2000, attack on the U.S.S. Cole that killed 17 U.S. sailors. Nashiri was also the target of an "unauthorized" CIA interrogation technique (that had not been legally vetted by the Justice Department) that is described in a May 7, 2004, CIA inspector general's report that was partially declassified by the Obama administration this week. CIA officers blew smoke in Nashiri's face, according to the report, and they used cigars. The IG's office described this smoke-blowing as one of several "unauthorized or undocumented techniques"...
  • DOD Announces Military Commissions Actions [al-Nashiri]

    11/21/2009 8:48:24 PM PST · by Cindy · 13 replies · 420+ views
    DEFENSElink.mil - Release No. 917-09 ^ | November 20, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 917-09 November 20, 2009 DOD Announces Military Commissions Actions Today, prosecutors in the Office of Military Commissions announced they intend to ask the convening authority to refer new charges under the recently-enacted Military Commissions Act of 2009 against Abd al-Rahim Hussein Muhammed Abdu al-Nashiri, in connection with the bombing of the USS Cole in the port of Aden, Yemen, in October 2000. The bombing resulted in the deaths of 17 sailors and injuries to many more. This announcement follows the attorney general's determination on Nov. 13, 2009, that a military...
  • Cole killer confusion

    08/28/2010 3:18:07 AM PDT · by Scanian · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 28, 2010 | Editorial
    Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri is a man with blood on his hands. A year before 9/11, the Saudi al Qaeda operative masterminded the bombing of the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole, killing 17 sailors as the vessel refueled in the Yemeni port of Aden. A Guantanamo tribunal was ready to arraign him last year, but since the Obama administration took office, it's been a case of trial and error. No trial -- plenty of error. As the 10th anniversary of the Oct. 12, 2000, attack looms, the White House has inexplicably frozen the prosecution. The Justice Department said this week that "no...
  • Accused Fort Hood Shooter Back In Court Tomorrow

    04/15/2013 1:37:11 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 18 replies
    KCEN TV ^ | 04/15/2013 | KCEN
    (KCEN) -- Accused Fort Hood gunman Nidal Hasan will be back in a military court tomorrow. Judge Tara Osborn is expected to hear pre-trial motions on whether some evidence should be permitted and also on the production of witnesses. Jury selection is still set for May 29 and the trial is scheduled to begin on July 1.
  • Growing threat of extreme right-wing violence [The Big Lie has begun]

    04/04/2013 1:33:27 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 108 replies
    CNN ^ | April 4, 2013 | Peter Bergen
    (CNN) -- On the evening of March 19, Tom Clements, the director of Colorado's prison system, was shot and killed when he answered the door of his home near Colorado Springs. The slaying sparked a police chase that ended a few days later in Texas, with authorities finally killing the suspect, 28-year-old Evan Ebel, in a shootout. It was soon discovered that Ebel had been part of a violent white supremacist gang during the eight years he spent in Colorado prisons. Clements was the latest victim of increasingly active violent right-wing extremists. While American politicians and the U.S. public continue...
  • The Questions Nobody Wants to Ask About ‘Moderate Islam’ (The Tragedy of Jazz Bassist, Tarik Shah)

    04/04/2013 8:29:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/04/2013 | Robert Spencer
    Tarik Shah is a formidable jazz bassist who has recorded with a number of luminaries, including Pharoah Sanders and Abbey Lincoln. He is also prisoner number 53145-054 at the medium security Federal Correction Institution in Petersburg, Virginia, where he is serving a fifteen-year sentence for plotting to provide combat training to al-Qaeda jihadists. His sad and tragic case points up again lingering questions about Islamic moderation that have never been answered. In 2004, Shah made the acquaintance of a man he thought was an al-Qaeda member, but who was actually an FBI informant. Shah, a martial arts expert as...
  • 4 Southern California men charged in terrorist plot, FBI says

    03/24/2013 7:57:40 AM PDT · by AuntB · 8 replies
    kabc ^ | NOV. 19, 2012 | Amy Powell
    Four Southern California men have been charged with planning to kill Americans overseas and in the U.S. in a terrorist plot, the FBI announced Monday. The defendants, who allegedly planned to join al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan, were arrested for plotting to bomb government facilities and public places, authorities said. According to a federal complaint unsealed Monday during their initial appearances, Sohiel Omar Kabir, 34, introduced two California men, 23-year-old Ralph Deleon of Ontario and 21-year-old Miguel Alejandro Santana Vidriales of Upland, to the radical Islamist doctrine of Anwar al-Awlaki, a deceased al Qaeda leader. Kabir is a...
  • NYC Attorney Asks Judge To Ban Jews From Accused Terrorist’s Jury

    03/12/2013 11:48:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    CBS New York ^ | March 11, 2013 7:56 PM
    A New York attorney is taking the complicated process of picking a jury to a new extreme. He represents a suspected terrorist and asked a judge to keep Jews off the panel. Inside Brooklyn Federal Court, attorney Frederick Cohn told Judge Eric Vitaliano, “I’m not wild about having Jews on the jury in this case,” CBS 2’s Steve Langford reported. Abdel Hameed Shehadeh, a Muslim, is charged with making false statements in connection with a terrorism offense. His attorney told the court he didn’t believe his client could get a fair trial if Jews are on the jury. … For...
  • Terrorist serving life for role in 1993 WTC bombing reportedly sues to end solitary

    02/18/2013 6:57:22 AM PST · by Innovative · 30 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Feb 18, 2013 | FoxNews
    A convicted terrorist serving life with no parole plus 240 years for masterminding the 1993 World Trade Center bombing has reportedly filed a lawsuit arguing he should be let out of solitary confinement. "I request an immediate end to my solitary confinement and ask to be in a unit in an open prison environment where inmates are allowed outside their cells for no less than 14 hours a day," he reportedly wrote in confidential government records obtained by The Los Angeles Times. His terror acts were funded by Al Qaeda and his uncle Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, who is allegedly the...
  • Obama’s Amazing Achievements: His military intervention prompted some stunning reversals. (VDH)

    03/31/2011 12:50:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | March 31, 2011 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Obama’s Amazing AchievementsHis military intervention prompted some stunning reversals. By bombing Libya, President Obama has accomplished some things once thought absolutely impossible in America:(a) War-mongering liberals: Liberals are now chest-thumping about military “progress” in Libya. Even liberal television and radio commentators cite ingenious reasons why an optional, preemptive American intervention in an oil-producing Arab country, without prior congressional approval or majority public support — and at a time of soaring deficits — is well worth supporting, in a sort of “my president, right or wrong,” fashion. Apparently, liberal foreign policy is returning to the pre-Vietnam days of the hawkish “best...
  • Accused Fort Hood shooter aims to escape death penalty

    01/25/2013 4:15:18 PM PST · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    The Washington Times/AP ^ | January 25, 2013 | Douglas Ernst
    Maj. Nidal Hasan, the Army officer who is facing 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder for the 2009 Fort Hood shooting, now wants to avoid the death penalty, according to The Associated Press.
  • NAZIS, COMMUNISTS, ARAB NATIONALIST TERRORISTS: ONE CAMP, ONE KAMPF

    02/15/2005 8:40:00 PM PST · by Calpernia · 14 replies · 721+ views
    Various ^ | Aug 11 2004 | Elliott A Green
    The most striking proof that the Arab anti-Israel cause is a common meeting ground for both Nazis and Communists --and that the Arabs welcomed supporters of both ilks-- lies in the friendship of Carlos, the notorious master terrorist who served the PLO, with Fran*ois Genoud, an old Nazi, one of the leading Nazis in pre-War Switzerland, later a financier who provided funds for Habash's faction of the PLO. "Carlos" (his nom de guerre) was what is called a "red diaper baby." His fabulously rich father, a Venezuelan lawyer and owner of estates, gave "Carlos" the name Ilich, Lenin's patronymic, as...
  • SADDAM's LAWYER...Clive Stafford-Smith is a beneficiary of the George Soros Foundation

    12/20/2004 5:48:55 AM PST · by crushelits · 15 replies · 1,677+ views
    littlegreenfootballs.com ^ | Dec. 20, 2004 | littlegreenfootballs / powerlineblog.com
    Saddam bids to challenge case in the US LONDON (AFP) - Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) is preparing a legal challenge in the United States to his trial for war crimes, a newspaper reports, citing leaked papers prepared by his defense team. Clive Stafford Smith, a British human rights lawyer, has prepared a 50-page brief which contains advice to take the case to US courts to ensure he receives a fair trial, the Sunday Times reported after saying it had seen the document. there's more here @ Free Republic...  and here Free Republic Post ... The...
  • 9/11 defendants ignore judge at Guantanamo hearing

    05/05/2012 8:01:58 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 62 replies
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 5/5/12 | BEN FOX
    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — They knelt in prayer, ignored the judge and wouldn't listen to Arabic translations as they confronted nearly 3,000 counts of murder. The self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks and four co-defendants defiantly disrupted an arraignment that dragged into Saturday night in the opening act of the long-stalled effort to prosecute them in a military court. It wasn't until more than seven hours into the hearing that prosecutors at the U.S. military base in Cuba began reading the charges against the men, including 2,976 counts of murder and terrorism in the 2001 attacks...
  • 2 Iraqis in Kentucky charged with terrorism

    (AP) LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — Two Iraqis living in Kentucky have been arrested on charges that they tried to send sniper rifles, stinger missiles and money to Al Qaeda operatives in their home country, according to court documents unsealed Tuesday. Thirty-year-old Alwan and 23-year-old Mohanad Shareef Hammadi, who both have lived in Bowling Green since 2009, were charged in a 23-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury Thursday. Neither is charged with plotting attacks within the United States, and authorities say their weapons and money didn't make it to Iraq because of a tightly controlled undercover investigation. Alwan is charged...
  • Fate Of Accused Fort Hood Gunman (Nidal Hasan) Rests With New Post Commander

    04/24/2011 4:38:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    KWTX ^ | 4/22/11
    Fate Of Accused Fort Hood Gunman Rests With New Post CommanderThe decision on how to handle the court martial for accused Fort Hood killer Maj. Nidal Hasan falls to the post’s new commander. FORT HOOD (April 22, 2011) - Fort Hood has a new commanding general and he’ll have a major decision facing him from the start. Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell took command of the Texas Army post at a ceremony Thursday. **SNIP** With Cone's departure, now Campbell will decide whether Maj. Nidal Hasan will be court-martialed and face the death penalty in the 2009 shootings at Fort Hood. Two...
  • Pak-born American gets 23-year jail for assisting al-Qaeda terrorists

    04/20/2011 2:45:14 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Indian Express ^ | April 12, 2011
    A Pakistan-born computer engineer has been sentenced to 23 years in prison by a US court after he pleaded guilty to charges that he tried to assist suspected members of al-Qaeda in planning bombings at Metrorail stations in the Washington area. A resident of Virginia, Farooque Ahmed (35) pleaded guilty to the charges of attempting to provide material support to a designated terrorist organisation and collecting information to assist in planning an attack on a transit facility. He was arrested by the FBI on October 27, 2010. In a plea agreement, the defence and government jointly recommended a sentence of...
  • 'Jihad Jane' terror suspect pleads guilty in Pa.

    02/01/2011 11:50:27 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | MARYCLAIRE DALE
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Pennsylvania woman who called herself "Jihad Jane" online pleaded guilty Tuesday to her role in a plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist who had offended Muslims.
  • Gitmo detainee gets life sentence in embassy plot (1998 bombing of two U.S. embassies in Africa)

    01/25/2011 10:53:55 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/25/11 | Tom Hays - ap
    NEW YORK – A judge sentenced the first Guantanamo detainee to have a U.S. civilian trial to life in prison Tuesday, saying anything he suffered at the hands of the CIA and others "pales in comparison to the suffering and the horror" caused by the bombing of two U.S. embassies in Africa in 1998. U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan sentenced Ahmed Ghailani to life, calling the attacks "horrific" and saying the deaths and damage they caused far outweighs "any and all considerations that have been advanced on behalf of the defedndant." He also ordered Ghailani to pay a $33...
  • Two men guilty in New York airport bomb plot case

    08/02/2010 2:20:44 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 6 replies · 4+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 2, 2010 | Basil Katz
    NEW YORK – Two Islamist militants were found guilty on Monday by a federal jury of plotting to bomb New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. Russell Defreitas, 67, a U.S. citizen born in Guyana, and Abdul Kadir, 58, of Guyana, conspired to blow up buildings, fuel tanks and pipelines at the airport in the New York City borough of Queens. The men, who were arrested in June 2007, face up to life in prison. They are due to be sentenced on December 15. Defreitas, who had worked at the airport, provided knowledge of its facilities and layout, U.S. prosecutors...
  • Virginia Man Accused of Providing Material Support to Terrorists [Update: GUILTY!]

    07/21/2010 3:42:49 PM PDT · by Cindy · 41 replies · 1+ views
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Virginia Man Accused of Providing Material Support to Terrorists ALEXANDRIA, VA—Zachary Adam Chesser, 20, of Fairfax County, Va., was arrested today on charges that he provided material support to al Shabaab, a designated foreign terrorist organization. Neil H. MacBride, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Shawn Henry, Assistant Director in Charge (ADIC) of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, made the announcement after Chesser was arrested and the charging documents were made public. “This case exposes the disturbing reality that extreme radicalization can happen anywhere, including Northern Virginia,” said U.S. Attorney...
  • America-Hating Terrorist Lynne Stewart May Die In Prison. Good.

    07/16/2010 8:35:39 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Lynne Stewart is a terrorist and a traitor and ideally she should have received the death penalty. That wasn’t the way the pantywaist Clinton-appointed Judge John G. Koeltl saw it in 2006 when he sentenced the radical anti-American lawyer who became a willing participant in an Islamic terrorist plot to a mere 28 months in prison-a fraction of the 30-year term the government sought. But things have changed. The septuagenarian Stewart has been resentenced, this time to a 10-year prison term. It’s about bloody time. Note that some blogger and media outlets have been describing Stewart, an avowed Maoist, as...
  • Holder: Politics has Delayed KSM Trial (YEP! THE MILITARY TRIAL WAS ALREADY UNDERWAY UNTIL OBAMA)

    07/11/2010 9:21:29 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 18 replies
    CBS ^ | 7/11/2010 | Stephanie Condon
    In an exclusive interview with CBS News chief Washington correspondent Bob Schieffer on CBS' "Face the Nation," Attorney General Eric Holder said that political posturing has delayed some of the administration's top priorities -- bringing self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to trial and closing the prison and Guantanamo Bay. Holder said the administration will make a decision as to where [the KSM] trial will occur "as soon as we can." "But we are bound and determined to hold Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and those who worked with him… responsible for happened on September 11," he told Schieffer during the...
  • Times Square car bomb suspect pleads guilty in NYC

    06/21/2010 2:36:21 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 16 replies
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 6/21/10 | TOM HAYS
    A Pakistan-born U.S. citizen pleaded guilty Monday to carrying out the failed Times Square car bombing, saying he wanted it known that unless the U.S. stops attacking Muslim lands, "we will be attacking U.S." Faisal Shahzad, 30, entered the plea in U.S. District Court in Manhattan just days after a federal grand jury indicted him on 10 terrorism and weapons counts, some of which carried mandatory life prison sentences.
  • NYC car bomb suspect pleads guilty

    06/21/2010 2:02:09 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 21, 2010
    NEW YORK (AP) -- A Pakistan-born U.S. citizen has pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge accusing him of plotting the failed Times Square car bombing. Faisal Shahzad (FY'-sul shah-ZAHD') entered the plea to the first of 10 charges in an indictment, but said he plans to plead guilty to all of them.
  • Akin Urges Full Investigation of John Adams Project and Alleged Outing of CIA Agents

    05/11/2010 6:59:27 PM PDT · by pissant · 6 replies · 378+ views
    Michigan News ^ | 5/11/10 | staff
    WASHINGTON—Congressman Todd Akin (R-MO), ranking member of the House Armed Services Seapower and Expeditionary Forces Subcommittee today, sent a letter cosigned by 47 colleagues to President Obama urging a full and thorough investigation of the ACLU’s John Adams project which may have intentionally revealed the identity of covert CIA operatives to members of Al Qaeda currently held at Guantanamo Bay. The following is the list of cosigners on the letter to President Obama regarding the alleged outing of covert CIA agents by ACLU’s John Adam’s project: Todd Akin (R-MO), Robert Aderholt (R-AL), Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD), Rob Bishop (R-UT), Marsha Blackburn...
  • Holder: Miranda may need changes for terrorists

    05/09/2010 2:20:02 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies · 735+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 09, 2010 | STEVEN R. HURST
    In the wake of the Times Square bombing plot, the Obama administration said on Sunday it wants to work with Congress on possible limitations of the constitutional rights afforded terrorism suspects — even for American citizens. Attorney General Eric Holder said changes may be needed to allow law enforcement more time to question suspected terrorists before they are told about their Miranda rights to a lawyer and to remain silent under interrogation. As the nation debates how to proceed against terrorist attacks, particularly as they have become the work of individuals who are difficult to detect in advance, the administration...
  • Mumbai attacks:(Pakistani terrorist) gets the death penalty [as MSM covers for Times Square bomber]

    05/06/2010 5:16:56 AM PDT · by libh8er · 2 replies · 203+ views
    Times of India ^ | 5.5.10 | Press Trust of India
    MUMBAI: Pakistani gunman Ajmal Amir Kasab was on Thursday sentenced to death for the Mumbai terror attacks by a special court, which said that keeping such a terrorist alive will be a "lingering danger" to the society and the Indian government. The special anti-terror court of M L Tahaliyani pronounced capital punishment for the 22-year-old terrorist on four counts of murder, conspiracy to murder, waging war against the country and committing terrorist activities under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act. 166 people were killed in the carnage. Kasab was also awarded life imprisonment on five other counts including attempt to murder,...
  • Live Thread: Sentencing for Pakistani Terrorist Kasab (Mumbai) Life? or DEATH By Hanging??

    05/06/2010 1:05:09 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 19 replies · 1,141+ views
    The lone terrorist captured alive in the horrendous "26/11" Mumbai (Bombay) Pakistani-led Islamofascist mega-massacre (in which some American tourists also were gunned down)-- Ajmal Kasab, was found guilty two days ago in India. He will be sentenced in the next few hours or minutes and the atmosphere is one of extreme suspense (4 a.m. Eastern time Thursday).Under Indian law, Kasab will get either Life without Parole, or DEATH BY HANGING.One of the charges was "Crimes Against the Nation", in addition to seven direct murder charges, and conspiracy in the deaths of over 100 others who were in the wrong place...
  • BREAKING: Mumbai attacks: Kasab gets the death penalty

    05/06/2010 1:39:32 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 40 replies · 1,433+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 6 May 2010 | The Times of India
    Judge M L Tahaliyani has awarded the death sentence to Pakistani terrorist, Ajmal Amir Kasab. The judge felt Kasab’s crime fell under the judicial definition of "rarest of rare" and death by hanging was well deserved. Kasab was given the death penalty on four counts. The court said there was no chance of Kasab reforming. Kasab will now set out on a long journey where legal and moral issues will be considered by authorities for years, even decades, before he is finally put to death. Immediately after pronouncement of the death sentence judge Tahaliyani will have to send his order...
  • Zazi cohort pleads guilty in subway terror bombing plot, blames Jews

    04/23/2010 5:16:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 441+ views
    ny post ^ | 4/23/10 | JANON FISHER
    A city cab driver who the feds claim plotted with a self-confessed al-Qaeda terrorist to unleash an attack on the subway system pleaded guilty today to terrorism charges -- then went on a rant against "Zionist Jews" for trying to destroy this country. Zarein Ahmedzay appeared in Brooklyn federal court and told a judge that he received orders from al-Qaeda leaders to carry out the botched plot last September to bomb several Manhattan subway lines. "Your honor, I strongly urge the American people to stop supporting the war against Islam. It would be in their interest," warned Ahmedzay. "I am...
  • NY man pleads guilty in plot to bomb NYC subway

    04/23/2010 1:13:17 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 6 replies · 284+ views
    AP/GoogleNews ^ | 4/23/10 | TOM HAYS
    A New York man said Friday that a plan to attack the city subway system was ordered by al-Qaida leaders two years ago while he was in Pakistan with a friend, a former airport shuttle driver who has since admitted to the plot. Zarein Ahmedzay, 25, pleaded guilty in federal court in Brooklyn to charges including conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction in the foiled New York City subway bomb plot from fall 2009.
  • Welcome, O - to city you want to ruin

    04/21/2010 3:02:28 AM PDT · by Scanian · 13 replies · 716+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 21, 2010 | Michael Goodwin
    Welcome to New York, Mr. President. Now go home and leave us alone. Please. When he brings his war against Wall Street here tomorrow, Barack Obama isn't coming to praise Gotham. He's coming to bury us. We're not dead yet, but no thanks to him and his policies. His assaults on New York ought to be counted in the NYPD crime stats. They're doing more damage than a year's worth of stickups, and still the hits keep coming. Under his initial plan, cops and the feds already would be locking down the Foley Square courthouse area to give the precious...
  • Holder gets boost from Democrats on 9/11 trials (Rats back civilian Trials for terrorist)

    04/14/2010 3:29:43 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 9 replies · 380+ views
    reuters ^ | 4/14/2010 | Reuters
    Attorney General Eric Holder drew more robust backing from fellow Democrats in the Senate on Wednesday after fierce protests against his plan to try the alleged plotters of the September 11, 2001 attacks in a traditional criminal court. Holder had said in November the trial would be held in a Manhattan court but the administration was forced to reconsider this after public objections and demands by Republicans and some Democrats that the men face special military tribunals. Holder told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday the administration of President Barack Obama had not ruled out trying the suspects in a...
  • Bin Laden threatens to kill Americans if Khalid Sheik Mohammed is executed

    03/25/2010 10:21:17 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 43 replies · 939+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | March 26, 2010 | Greg Miller
    Osama bin Laden has threatened that al-Qaeda will kill American captives if the United States executes self-avowed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed or other members of the terrorist network in U.S. custody. The newly released message, which aired on the al-Jazeera network Thursday, comes as officials in Washington are wrestling with how prosecutions of those detainees should proceed. Bin Laden refers broadly to "the captives you have taken from us" in the 74-second recording, but he specifically mentions only Mohammed, who U.S. officials have said could face the death penalty for his alleged role as the principal plotter of...
  • Graham Signals KSM Trial Reversal Could Clear Way for Gitmo Closure

    03/07/2010 3:30:16 PM PST · by metmom · 52 replies · 229+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | March 07, 2010 | Foxnews.com
    Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday that he would help the White House convince his fellow Republicans to support closing Guantanamo Bay if President Obama reverses course and sends the alleged Sept. 11 mastermind and his co-conspirators to military tribunals. Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday that he would help the White House convince his fellow Republicans to support closing Guantanamo Bay if President Obama reverses course and sends the alleged Sept. 11 mastermind and his co-conspirators to military tribunals. The South Carolina Republican is considered to be a key player in the administration's strategy to close the detainee camp at Guantanamo....
  • Where to try Gadahn?

    03/07/2010 1:13:35 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 45 replies · 90+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 7, 2010 | Ed Morrissey
    With the news of Adam Gadahn’s capture in Pakistan mostly confirmed, an interesting question has arisen, both on Twitter and in the blogosphere. Where should the Obama administration try Gadahn? The White House will apparently reverse Eric Holder’s decision to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the other 9/11 conspirators in federal court, but can they also try Gadahn by military commission? And should they, if so? It depends at least in part on what charges the US levies against Gadahn. Theoretically, they could charge him with terrorist activity abroad, charges that a military commission could adjudicate. However, the evidence that...